Category Archives: Lebanese Parliament

So They’re Gonna Raise Some Taxes

They said people would take to the streets because parliamentary elections would be cancelled. “We are a democracy,” they said, “people won’t let that happen.” But people did let elections be cancelled, twice. They said people would not let the … Continue reading

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Live from Beirut, from the beating heart of Beirut

I thought there would be no words to describe what happened in the streets of Beirut yesterday, but there are.

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Fouad Chehab for President

It seems that his campaign pictures are being put up across Beirut and the presidential sash is ready. He has been there before and done that before. But does this mean he can’t do it again?

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On Rescuing a Nation and Shaming its Representatives

I am not one who cries easily, but seeing with my own eyes, how a mixture of army, police, riot police and the thugs protecting the Parliament, hit young men and women protesting in front of Parliament earlier today, made … Continue reading

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